New Work to BACC

I took a trip to Bigfork today to drop off some new work for the Christmas season.

I created three new smaller pieces (5″ x 7″) since those seem to sell quickly. This one is called Summer Dreams.

This one is Solitude.

And the last one is Autumn Dreams.

I also took this much larger one (18″ x 24″) called Overlook.

This water lily piece that is called Tranquility (12″ x 12″).

And this piece which is called The Trail of the Cedars (18.5″ x 15.25″).

Here’s a close up of the stitching.

So if you’re in the area and you’re looking for some great gifts, check out BACC in Bigfork, MT.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all staying safe and have a great holiday season!

The Ties That Bind Exhibition

Yesterday afternoon, Deb, Dennis and I went to the exhibition opening of The Ties That Bind at The Bigfork Art and Cultural Center. The exhibition is open until September 28th so if you are in the area, go check it out! My local art group members all had entries into the show.

These are Deb’s entries. She uses mixed media and hand stitching to create her work.

Here are Louise’s pieces. She uses a variety of methods such as rust dyeing, eco printing and other dyeing processes.

This is a photo of Paula’s work. She used a variety of ink and paint on paper and fabric.

Here’s my work. These are wool paintings with hand and machine stitching.

And last, but not least, these are Sally’s. Sally is an art quilter, the one on the top left includes rose petals behind sheer fabric.

I didn’t take photos of the entire show but there is some other cool work. Our group is having another exhibition next month at The Purple Pomegranate in conjunction with Whitefish Gallery Nights.


More Fiber Art Cards and Hoover Dam

Last week, went to Las Vegas to go to a wholesale buyers show for the store.  It was a pretty small show so we had time for a little site seeing.


Here’s a bad photo out of our hotel room. I know it’s desert in Las Vegas, but the dryness of the landscape is such a change from north west Montana.


We decided to go to Hoover Dam and it has really changed since the last time we were there. They have built a very tall bridge over the Colorado River which is the dividing line between Nevada and Arizona. The bridge is built to accommodate pedestrians so we walked across it. I don’t like heights much but survived.


This is a photo of Hoover Dam looking down from the bridge. It is a massive structure. It was built in the 1930’s.


This is  the bridge that we walked over. It is a good thing I didn’t see it from this perspective before I walked across  it. It’s another impressive feat of engineering.


Here I am in the bowels of the dam in front of the generators.


This photo is taken looking down towards the river. I liked the juxtaposition of the different textures, natural and  man made.


After I got home, we had our monthly surface design meeting. We did some ice dyeing and made fiber art cards. The photo above shows two different cards. They need some stitching. I am trying to decide between machine and hand stitching.


Two more designs.


And the last two. I will show these again once they are stitched. Please go over to the Felting and Fiber Studio to see my post about ice dyeing.